Franco Trivigno

Professor - Philosophy
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Phone +47 22844443
Mobile phone +97 22 84 44 43
Room GM 446
Available hours Mon. 9-10am
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests and Background

My main research interests are in Plato and in neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics. I am engaged in two general research projects: the first concerns the philosophical significance of Plato's dramatic portrayal of virtue and the other, the relationship between virtue and the psychology of violence. I am currently working on a manuscript on Plato, entitled, Plato, Tragedy and Comedy: The Role of Drama in the Pursuit of Virtue. In addition, I am putting together a co-edited volume (with Pierre Destrée) on Laughter and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy, and I am in the planning stages for a book, tentatively entitled, Aristotelian Virtue and the Psychology of Violence.

As an undergraduate, I studied Philosophy at Vassar College, and I did my graduate work at Boston University, where I completed the Dual Degree program in Philosophy and Classical Studies.  Before coming to the University of Oslo, I was Associate Professor at Marquette University.

Courses taught

Tags: Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics
Published Aug. 19, 2014 10:20 AM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2018 1:14 PM